Tuesday 28 August 2012

Westonbirt Arboretum - Festival of the Tree

I have been going to this festival for years now - it is however getting worse in many ways,
as the dealers will tell you, I remember the days when Mike at Classic Hand Tools used to have a whole giant tent and pay for lots of famous people to demonstrate - but it is thin on the ground now.

Got some tools as I always do.
I had a maximum budget of £40 - I am not rich after all.
Spent £28 and got the tools below, 2 Laminated irons, one lovely small spokeshave and a Stanley 81 scraper plane - which should have a rosewood base but instead had a curved mahogany base.

Many thanks to Tony Murland, antique tool specialist, great bloke, fantastic chat, superb T -Shirt!
It said ''The one who dies with the most tools wins''
See his website here

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